We already knew that James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad was going to feature a pretty stellar cast, including Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and Joel Kinnaman all returning to reprise their respective roles as Harley Quinn, Amanda Waller, Captain Boomerang, and Rick Flag from David Ayer’s 2016 film Suicide Squad. There’s also been previous announcements of new additions to the cast.
Now Gunn has revealed the full cast for the upcoming movie. See below to the full list and which familiar faces are also making a return.
James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad is already shaping up to be one of the most exciting DC Extended Universe films. The film will bring back some original characters like Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Joel Kinnaman as squad leader Rick Flag, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller.
And, of course, there are the newcomers to the cast like Idris Elba, who is playing a role that has yet to be named. But he isn’t the only one new to the cast. Reports say that Doctor Who star Peter Capaldi and Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson will be a part of the soft reboot. More on the report below.
Actors jumping between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe isn’t anything out of the ordinary. In fact, it happens at the creative level as well, with James Gunn being one of the most recent directors to helm titles in both universes. Now, another filmmaker and actor has joined him, but just for a starring role.
Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi is said to be joining the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy director Gunn’s DC project The Suicide Squad, where he will appear alongside the likes of returning stars from the first movie such as Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, and Viola Davis. Fellow newcomers to the cast include Idris Elba, Nathan Fillion, David Dastmalchian, Daniela Melchior, Flula Borg, and Steve Agee. More on the report below.
Dave Bautista was among the first of the Guardians of the Galaxy cast to voice his frustrations over Disney and Marvel Studios’ decision to fireJames Gunn over offensive tweets that were made a decade ago. Bautista went as far as threatening to walk out of the final film entirely if the two studios did not rehire Gunn. Ultimately, they never found a replacement, and eventually they rehired Gunn.
Though it has taken some time, Bautista is now coming out to talk about his relationship with Disney and Marvel, along with his fierce loyalty to Gunn. Check it out below.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has released the final trailer for Brightburn, which is set to arrive in theaters this week.
The movie, which takes a superhero story and gives it a horror twist, stars Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, and Meredith Hagner. It’s comes from producer James Gunn (Slither, Super, Guardians of the Galaxy), and is directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive) from a screenplay written by Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island).
Continue below for a synopsis and to check out the final trailer for Brightburn.